9/23/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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The Book Fair is Coming!

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Brookfield’s yearly Book Fair is coming!  The Bookworm trucks will soon roll up to our school filled with great books and fun items that will be for sale from Tuesday, October 11 through Tuesday, October 18.  The children will be learning about it in class at the beginning of October, and we’ll be sending home more information in the Tuesday folder very soon.

We need lots of adult volunteers to make our Book Fair a success. Please click on the link below to see if any of our volunteer times fit with your schedule and sign up.  If you have any questions, please email Cathy Wilson, Brookfield’s Librarian at ctwilson@fcps.edu.

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Thank you!

Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT) Strategy for the Month of September

Mindset Mapping

Mindmapping in Ms. Alwood's class

Brookfield’s CCT strategy for this month is Mindmapping. Mindmapping helps make visual representations around a central idea as well as provides a canvas for organizing ideas and showing connections. It is a method of visual notetaking that helps students organize information in a unique and personal way.

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Pre-K in the classroom

PreK students paint with purple and read scary books!

Meeting Second Grade

On Monday, September 19th, FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid, and Sully District School Board Representative, Stella Pekarsky, visited Brookfield. The highlight of their visit was releasing butterflies with our second grade scientists and learning about the life cycle of these insects.

Annual Title 1 Meeting

Last week the Title I Office planned a virtual Title I Annual Meeting for families throughout FCPS. Unfortunately, some families indicated there were issues with the Zoom links and were unable to join.

We’re providing a recording of the meeting, as well as links to record your attendance (English) (Spanish).

Fall AAP Newsletter

Please click on the links below to access your preferred language for the FCPS Fall Advanced Academic newsletter in PDF form.

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Free After-School Tutoring

Does your student need help with homework or practicing something from school? FCPS students can do this through Schoology.  This is free tutoring for for our students.  They may use it as much as you want, at any time of the day.  Learn more here - Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services.

Students can access the tutor via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works.

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Birthday Books Coming Soon!

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This year, the PTA would like to celebrate each child with a free book during the month of their birthday. We are excited to start with our September birthdays soon!  On one designated day your child will be given the opportunity to pick out a book of their choice when their birthday falls in that month.  Students with summer birthdays will be given their chance in June. 

If you would like to opt out of this opportunity please email the PTA at pta.brookfield@gmail.com.  

We're excited to celebrate student birthdays in this way this year! 

PTA Meeting and Membership

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the 2022/2023 school year on September 28th at 7:00 p.m.  You will have the option of attending in person in the Brookfield library or virtually via a Zoom link sent prior to the meeting. Two lucky attendees (in person or Zoom) will win $20.00 to spend at the Brookfield Book Fair!  We look forward to sharing our mission, budget and events of the year with you and are eager to hear your ideas for the upcoming year.  

Being a PTA member isn't required to attend this meeting, but strongly encouraged.  You can renew your yearly membership for only $10.  Click here to join !

Outdoor Movie Night!

Friday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. be ready to rock out with your Brookfield Elementary family.  The PTA proudly presents our Outdoor Movie Night extravaganza.  We will be showing Trolls World Tour.  Snacks will be available for purchase at the event.  Also, our amazing family liaison, Ms. Pace will have free coats available for families. 

 We can’t run this event without you! We are looking for both adults & students (middle & high school) to volunteer from 6:45-8:45 p.m. Please email us at pta.brookfield@gmail.com.

Thank you we look forward to seeing you all there!


Advance Academic Corner

General Information Session- September 28th, 3:30- 4:30 p.m. in the Brookfield Elementary Library.

Level IV Programs and Screening Process – November 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Brookfield Elementary Library.

For 6th grade parents, there will be an upcoming meeting in December regarding school designations and class selections.

For more information regarding AAP, click here.

We're looking forward to meeting you!

Kristine Gluck kmgluck@fcps.edu and Kristine Jessup kmjessup@fcps.edu

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